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Ottawa, 29 June 2010

Notice of application received

Victoria, British Columbia, London, Windsor, Barrie, Pembroke and Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 3 August 2010

The Commission has received the following application:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and Locality

1. CTV Limited
Victoria, British Columbia, London, Windsor, Barrie, Pembroke and Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2010-0703-9

1. Victoria, British Columbia, London, Windsor, Barrie, Pembroke and Ottawa, Ontario
      Application No. 2010-0703-9

Application by CTV Limited to amend the broadcasting licences of its television programming undertakings CIVI-TV Victoria, CHWI-TV Windsor, CFPL-TV London, CKVR-TV Barrie, CHRO-TV Pembroke and CHRO-TV-43 Ottawa (known as the ‘A’ Stations).

 The licensee is requesting regulatory flexibility consistent with the policies outlined in A group-based approach to the licensing of private television services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-167, 22 March 2010. Specifically, the licensee is applying:

2(b) long-form documentary

7(a) ongoing dramatic series

7(b) ongoing comedy series (sitcoms)

7(c) specials, mini-series or made-for-TV feature films

7(d) theatrical feature films aired on TV

7(e) animated television programs and films

7(g) other drama

9 variety;

11 general entertainment and human interest

as well as programming targeted to children 

CTV Limited states that it intends to make best efforts to broadcast and support priority programs and programs of national interest, and that it will also continue to air programming from the independent production community. Further, with regard to described video, CTV states that it is seeking relief only from the 50% ‘original’ requirement and will continue to air the required number of hours of described video.   

CTV Limited states it needs to accelerate the implementation of certain policies announced in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-167 to provide for interim regulatory relief to ensure the ‘A’ Stations are in a position to continue to operate in the short term.

Licensee's address:

299 Queen Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2Z5
Fax: 416-384-4580

 Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address


CIVI-TV Victoria
1420 Broad Street
Victoria, British Columbia

CKVR-TV Barrie
33 Beacon Road
Barrie, Ontario 

CFPL-TV London
1 Communications Road
London, Ontario

CHRO-TV Pembroke and CHRO-TV-43 Ottawa
87 George Street
Ottawa, Ontario 

CHWI-TV Windsor
200-300 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario


Public participation

Deadline for interventions

3 August 2010

The intervention must be received by the Commission and by the applicant on or before the above‑mentioned date.

The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays and will not notify a party whose intervention is received after the deadline date. In such a case, the intervention will not be considered by the Commission and will not be part of the public file.

Interventions will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to intervening parties, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.

Written interventions should be submitted to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:

by using the
[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]


by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2


by fax at

A true copy must be sent to the applicant, and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.

The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e‑mail for service of documents or notification, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.

Parties must ensure that, before initiating service through electronic mode, they will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.

Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary.

Each paragraph of the submission should be numbered. In addition, where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.

Interventions should clearly identify the application referred to and indicate whether parties support or oppose the application, or, if they propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for their proposal.

Important notice

All information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e‑mail or through the Commission’s website at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission’s website.

This information includes personal information, such as full names, e‑mail addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and any other personal information parties provide.

The personal information that parties provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.

Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission’s website in their entirety exactly as received, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.

The information that parties provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the web page of this particular public process.

As a result, a general search of the Commission’s website with the help of either its own search engine or a third‑party search engine will not provide access to the information that was provided as part of this public process.

The Commission encourages interested parties to monitor the public examination file and the Commission’s website for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their interventions.

Examination of documents

An electronic version of the applications is available from the Commission’s website by selecting the application number within this notice.

A list of all interventions will also be available on the Commission’s website. An electronic version of all interventions submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select “Lists of interventions/comments” under “Public Proceedings” from the Commission’s website.

Documents are also available during normal office hours at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications, or, upon request, within two (2) working days, at any other Commission offices and documentation centres.

Location of Commission offices

Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782

Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
Central Building
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 4B1
Tel.: 819-997-2429
Fax: 819-994-0218

Regional offices

Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road
Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3A 4S5
Tel.: 902-426-7997
Fax: 902-426-2721

 205 Viger Avenue West
Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec
H2Z 1G2
Tel.: 514-283-6607

55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 1M2
Tel.: 416-952-9096

Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2B3
Tel.: 204-983-6306
Fax: 204-983-6317

2220 – 12th Avenue
Suite 620
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0M8
Tel.: 306-780-3422

10405 Jasper Avenue
Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3N4
Tel.: 780-495-3224

580 Hornby Street
Suite 530
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3B6

Tel.: 604-666-2111
Fax: 604-666-8322

Secretary General

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